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Bennachie, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UKi
Regional Level Types
Bennachie- not defined -
InverurieRoyal Burgh
AberdeenshireCouncil Area
ScotlandCountry
UKCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
57° 18' 40'' North , 2° 33' 47'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Insch2,320 (2017)4.6km
Kemnay3,830 (2017)11.0km
Inverurie12,760 (2017)11.6km
Alford2,290 (2017)12.1km
Rothienorman1,060 (2017)12.6km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Aberdeenshire


A mineral occurrence discovered "near" Bennachie Car Park (probably the Back o' Bennachie Car Park, south of the village of Oyne, Scotland. The Back o' Bennachie Car Park is a small dirt covered margin of a small little traveled road. The car park is small and could possibly accommodate about 10 precisely parked vehicles. The location of the discovery spot was supposedly a granite outcrop on the "eastern end" of the Bennachie Car Park. This is a sparely tree covered area. Given the vagueness of "near," the location might not be discoverable without a guide.

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Standard Detailed Gallery Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


4 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Feldspar Group'
Reference: Wilson, M.J., J.D. Russell, J.M. Tait, D.R. Clark, and A.R. Fraser (1984): Macaulayite, a new mineral from north-east Scotland. Mineral. Mag., 48, 127-129.
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Wilson, M.J., J.D. Russell, J.M. Tait, D.R. Clark, and A.R. Fraser (1984): Macaulayite, a new mineral from north-east Scotland. Mineral. Mag., 48, 127-129.
Macaulayite (TL)
Formula: (Fe,Al)24Si4O43(OH)2
Type Locality:
Reference: Wilson, M.J., J.D. Russell, J.M. Tait, D.R. Clark, and A.R. Fraser (1984): Macaulayite, a new mineral from north-east Scotland. Mineralogical Magazine, 48, 127-129.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Wilson, M.J., J.D. Russell, J.M. Tait, D.R. Clark, and A.R. Fraser (1984): Macaulayite, a new mineral from north-east Scotland. Mineral. Mag., 48, 127-129.
Muscovite var. Illite
Formula: K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Reference: Wilson, M.J., J.D. Russell, J.M. Tait, D.R. Clark, and A.R. Fraser (1984): Macaulayite, a new mineral from north-east Scotland. Mineral. Mag., 48, 127-129.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Wilson, M.J., J.D. Russell, J.M. Tait, D.R. Clark, and A.R. Fraser (1984): Macaulayite, a new mineral from north-east Scotland. Mineral. Mag., 48, 127-129.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Macaulayite (TL)9.EC.65(Fe,Al)24Si4O43(OH)2
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var. Illite9.EC.15K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Feldspar Group'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Macaulayite (TL)71.2.5.1(Fe,Al)24Si4O43(OH)2
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var. Illite71.2.2d.2K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Feldspar Group'-
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Macaulayite(Fe,Al)24Si4O43(OH)2
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Muscovite var. IlliteK0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
OOxygen
O Macaulayite(Fe,Al)24Si4O43(OH)2
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O Muscovite var. IlliteK0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al Macaulayite(Fe,Al)24Si4O43(OH)2
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al Muscovite var. IlliteK0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si Macaulayite(Fe,Al)24Si4O43(OH)2
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Muscovite var. IlliteK0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
KPotassium
K Muscovite var. IlliteK0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
FeIron
Fe Macaulayite(Fe,Al)24Si4O43(OH)2

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